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KOFY
Jan 28, 2013 11:30am PST
reach out to students and encourage them to continue their education. middle school to college today we'll talk about some of the programs that help students stay in school. first, the dropout rate for oakland's unified district was 26.6%. that is higher than the national average. joining us to talk about is the numbers and with a administrators is doing about is the spokesperson, is troy flint. >> thanks for having me. >> cheryl: 26.6%, you must be doing a lot to address the issues? >> it's one of the most critical issues. districts across the country particularly urban districts. there is no one comprehensive solution. we're attacking it from null of angle that has address the social components that gets kids disenchanted with schools. >> cheryl: you have a different population in schools especially as they progress? >> we are predominantly low income district, 70% of our students qualify for free lunch program. as you elementary to middle, it increases. poverty is a factor in some of these negative outcomes but it shouldn't be did he term in an event. that is determinant. so that
KOFY
Jan 24, 2013 11:30am PST
, reducing carbon emissions and the need for higher education to reduce costs. >> tuition increases are not the answer. i will not let the students of california become the default financiers of our colleges and universities. [ applause ] >> republicans say it sounded good, if not familiar. they will believe it when they see it. >> he talk about a rainy day fund and fiscal conservative, fewer bills, smaller government, tuition trees, he talked about reform, all ideas we have put out there. the question is: will the reality of seven years match the rhetoric of today? >> governor brown touched on health care. he called for a special session to address issues that need to be decided quickly so california can get president obama's affordable care act started by next january. eric? >> thank you very much. parents in east san jose neighborhood are watching their kids today after learning of the attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl last week. police hope this surveillance video of the incident will lead them to the man responsible. our reporter is live in east san jose with the lates
ABC
Jan 25, 2013 5:00pm PST
. education department announced today that every public school in america will have to include stid yents with disabilities in after school sports programs. >> we're not talking about physical education for kids with disability that's exists. this would mean allowing thom participate in after school sports. now, school woz have to make reasonable modifications for them, or they would have to reyait a kind of alternative. sophia's fancy foot work gained her a spot on the soccer team. we're surprised when she showed us her prosthetic leg. >> this is the liner. her school encourages all students, including those with disabilities to tryout for any sport. >> there is nothing different about me except for my legs. and i can just deal with that. >> and in cases the school makes the proper adom daigs autos a child hearing impaired we may need visual cues. whether there is something else for a child that needs something. >> willard doing a lot whaft u.s. department of education will require schools to do. if a student with a disability not meet standards of the team, the school must provide anoth
ABC
Jan 23, 2013 5:00pm PST
lincoln >>> the american civil liberties union demanding state education officials take action to ensure school districts are teaching english to nonenglish speaking children, claiming about a quarter of the school districts are violating state and federal laws by failing to provide english language instruction to students who need it. saying it will file a lawsuit unless classes are provided to 20,000 students within 30 days. a state education official says california is needing it's obligation autos san francisco district attorney is considering filing charges against an artist whose creation almost burned down a building. it happened last night in an art gallery. french artist created a map on the wall from 50,000 matches. idea to light it then create a slow burn but flames went out of control, shot into the ceiling, firefighters managed to put it out before it could cause more damage. >> oh, my. it turns out the fireball that lit up bay area skies last week is actually a comet. take a look. hundreds of people reported seeing the fireball. a scientist says that it was a comet e
ABC
Jan 26, 2013 6:00am PST
red there for the 49ers. >>> the education department has announced every public school in america will now have to include students with disabilities in their afterschool sports programs. abc7 news education reporter lyanne melendez explains how this changes the playing field. >> the fancy footwork gained her a spot on the school soccer team. she also plays for a club. so we were surprised when she showed us her prosthetic leg. >> this is actually the liner and inside here it's just hollow. >> her school, willard middle school in berkeley, encourages all students, including those with disabilities, to try out for any sports. >> they just treat me like a regular kid. there's nothing really different about me except for my leg and i can just deal with that. >> and in some cases the school makes the proper accommodations. >> a child who is hearing impaired, we may need visual cues with the buzzer or gun or if there's something else for a child that needs something , that needs to be put in place. >> willard is already doing what a lot of the u.s. department of education will require
ABC
Jan 26, 2013 8:00am PST
education department has announced every public school in america will now have to include students with disabilities in their after school sports program. abc7 news education reporter explains how this changes the playing field. >> fancy footwork got a spot on the soccer team and plays for a club so we were surprised when she showed us her prosthetic leg. >> this is the liner. inside it is hollow. >> her school encourages all students, including those with disabilities to try out for any sport. >> they treat medicine like a regular kid. there is nothing different about me but for my leg, i can deal with that. >> in some cases the school makes the proper accommodations. >> child who was hearing impaired we made need visual cues like a buzzer. or something else, maybe a child needs something that needs to be put in place. >> willard is doing a lot of what the department of education will now require all schools to do. if a student with a disability cannot meet the standards of skill or ability of that team, the school must provide another option like creating another team. in novembe
ABC
Jan 22, 2013 4:30am PST
brown's proposed education budget when it begins three days of meetings. in long beach, the trustees will talk about the budget request for $371 million. it will focus on the plan to allocate $10 million for online solutions to help students task high demand courses and has tabled fees that affects seniors who register for heavy course loads and will not revisit this until the governor recommends it. >> police in hayward are looking out for thieves who stole a dozen cars from used car lot. they broke in the lot on mission boulevard yesterday morning. employees says they broke through the front gate and kicked in the office door. the cars are estimated worth $200,000. it is a huge set back for the owner. >> overall, the first these years are the toughest and after that, everything it gets out. it is a very difficult business. >> police are searching if four seen on surveillance video in the area. >> we have a different perspective of the maverick surf competition. the video is from go pro that had cameras on the boards of competitors. dave is trying to catch a wave and peter rose up o
ABC
Jan 25, 2013 4:00pm PST
it's not a report card you want to bring home. a study looks at how prepared california educators are when it comes to teaching subjects. >> driving simulator getting attention of college students. this offers a lesson on >>> new video taking a look at the repair work going on at damaged bay bridge fender. you can see the area here this, is a good look at it right there. oil tanker grazed the fender january 7th. abc 7 joins us live. >> the damaged fender is on the last pier of the bay bridge there right before yerba buena island. the contractor doing the work is the same contractor engineering that did the repairs on the adjacent fender after the cosco busson accident five years ago. turns outs that was this fender system that is coming in handy now. workers are removing twisted steel beams -- baems and shattered wood baems. an oil tanker grazed the fender in the fog january 7th, crushing a 16 by 16 foot section. still, caltrans says it performed as it's supposed to, taking the brunt of the force and protecting the bridge pier structure. there is an upper coated wood swex a plasti
ABC
Jan 25, 2013 5:00am PST
for school athletic teams if the school makes reasonable motions to accommodate them. the education department today is saying disabled students must be given a shot to play on traditional teams or have their own league. this order could bring sweeping changes to school budgets and locker rooms for years to come. >> are you feeling depressed or anxious? try yoga. a report shows older people suffering mild depression report add decrease in stirp somes after yoga practice and there is evidence it could help with schizophrenia and adhd. >> authorities say more research needs to be done. >> happening now, a san francisco legend is celebrating a very big birthday today, marian brown turns 86, her first birthday without her twin who died two weeks ago suffering from. a disease. the famous san francisco twins are often spotted together across the city in identical attire bringing smiles to residents and visitors. tonight her san francisco family is throwing her a party at the sir francis brake hotel at union square. >> what a gorgeous woman, must be bitter sweet. >> next at 6:00, keeping f
ABC
Jan 25, 2013 6:00pm PST
turned one of the key characters into a film critic. >> >>> u.s. department of education issued an order requiring every public school in america to include students with disabilities aafter school sports programs. every accommodation must be made to allow a student with a disability to with the team. the school must create another option if they do not meet the standards. >> just because you have a disability doesn't mean that you can't compete. it doesn't mean you can't be part of a team. and... those are aassumptions people have been taking. this is an opportunity for people to rethink how to make this work. >> berkeley's willerd middle school edge courages students to tryout for any sport. >> they treat me like a regular kid there isn't anything different about me except for my leg. i can deal with that. >> school districts that have seen cuts worry about what it will take and they say it's going to take time to sort it out. >> the end of a solid week on wall street dow jones gained another 70 points today. and a and p 500 logging it's best winning streak since 2004. apple shar
ABC
Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
governor's proposed education will be discussed for education for $371 million for the university california and the plan to allocate $10 million for online solutions to help students pass high demand courses were the board tables fees that would affect senior whose register for a heavy course loads and student whose repeat courses. the person low park city council will constitute another facebook expansion, on to a 22 acre piece of property across the street from the current location on willow road, and the new campus is worth $1.5 million to the city for everything from traffic improvement and maintenance to education and training. the through facility would employ 2,800 people. officials of menlo park will take up the plan at 5:30. now the hostages crisis in north africa. we have an exclusive interview with the wife of an american who flare ohly escaped death, 74 days of terror from inside, recorded by a hostage and broadcast by am general -- algerian tv. 38 of the men were executed or killed in the rescue families. three were american. one american got out, a husband told his
ABC
Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
over noisy leaf blowing machines. city council members getting an education before making a decision. live from san mateo central park to explain. >> here is a number i found amazing. a city official i talked with said there are nearly 400 landscaping and guardening businesses in san mateo why there are people back there beyond childrens playground yes, they're noisey. yes, there are concerns. but lance escapers say they get the job done efficiently. >> we went back to the rake and broom it would take us much longer. our bottom line would be a lot more, we'd have to kmarj more. >> that could become reality. the city considering three options, banning all leaf blowers arc loug those with noise levels and saturday, 9 to 4:00. the prospect of a total ban that worries landscapers and says that would kill his business. >> hopefully, you know they'll listen to the homeowners and business owners. and take, you know, this into consideration. and hopefully, figure out a plan working for everybody. >> before a decision, the city is holding a listen and learn session showing counsel members and
ABC
Jan 26, 2013 1:05am PST
. >> reporter: he is also a physical education teacher at that school in vaw vallejo. he was dismissed from that position as well. he tells me he is being used as a scapegoat in this situation. reporting live in petaluma, abc7 news. >> thank you, sergio. >>> developing news, doctors are treating a blood clot they say could have killed brian stoa. stowe was the who fan who suffered brain damage after being beaten. he is now receiving injections to help dissolve the close in his thigh and pelvis. the family's website reports that doctors are surprised the clot wasn't fatal because of its size and severity. fundraisers for stowe continue. this one last night in redwood city. the giants' third base coach tim flannery's band is donating proceeds raised for stowe's family. >>> the district attorney announced that michael crabtree will not face sexual assault charges. the allegations stemmed from an encounter with a woman two weeks ago after the playoff win over green bay. the d.a. determined there was not enough evidence to prosecute crabtree. the super bowl-browned 49ers say, quote, michael and
ABC
Jan 26, 2013 11:30pm EST
in anacostia differently. >> protesters testified before the council's new education committee chaired by david catania. >> we are in a year or two of hitting and your reversible tipping point. >> over the past two years, the public schools have seen a 1.4% decline in enrollment while the public charter schools have seen a 21% increase. the chancellor today seem to accept that, in some areas, she cannot compete with chargers. ask if they can provide middle school options, maybe that is ok. >> for council members where four schools were closed in her ward, she fears it just drives people out of public schools. >> the resources are being saved by closing the schools we want to see the resources put in the existing schools that are still open. >> protesters say they are heading to court is efforts to reverse the closures. >> sam ford, abc 7 news. >> two brothers wanted on charges of killing a woman are now in custody. u.s. marshall tracked down the brothers on wednesday. on monday, they arrested his older brother, reginald. the victim was shot inside her home. no motive known yet.
ABC
Jan 26, 2013 5:00am PST
. >>> the education department has announced every public school in america will now have to include students with disabilities in their afterschool sports programs. abc7 news education reporter lyanne melendez explains how this changes the playing field. >> the fancy footwork gained her a spot on the school soccer team. she also plays for a club. so we were surprised when she showed us her prosthetic leg. >> this is actually the liner and inside here it's just hollow. >> her school, willard middle school in berkeley, encourages all students, including those with disabilities, to try out for any sports. >> they just treat me like a regular kid. there's nothing really different about me except for my leg and i can just deal with that. >> and in some cases the school makes the proper accommodations. >> a child who is hearing impaired, we may need visual cues with the buzzer or gun or if there's something else for a child that needs something that's correct needs to be put in place. >> willard is already doing what a lot of the u.s. department of education will require all schools to do
ABC
Jan 25, 2013 4:30am PST
if the schools make reasonable accommodations. the education department today is saying disabled students must be given a shot to play on traditional teams or have their own league which could bring sweeping changes to budgets. >> feeling depressed or anxious? try yoga. a report in "frontiers in psychiatry" older people reported a decrease of depression after practicing yoga and evidence that it could help with symptoms of scrits -- schizophrenia and adhd. >> happening now in san francisco, a legend is celebrating a big bad, marion brown turns 86, her first birthday without her twin sister, vivian, who died two weeks ago suffering from alzheimer's disease. the famous twins were spotted together rooming the city in identical attire bringing smiles to residents and visitors. tonight at 6:00 p.m., her san francisco family is throwing her a party at the sir francis drake hotel at union square. >> and wildlife encounter, how to protect mountain lions from human. >> if you are looking for trouble on super bowl sunday, go somewhere else. the steps [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands bis
ABC
Jan 24, 2013 11:00am PST
progress, reducing carbon emissions and the need for higher education to reduce costs. >> tuition increases are not the answer. i will not let the students of california become the default financiers of our colleges and universities. [ applause ] >> republicans say it sounded good, if not familiar. they will believe it when they see it. >> he talk about a rainy day fund and fiscal conservative, fewer bills, smaller government, tuition trees, he talked about reform, all ideas we have put out there. the question is: will the reality of seven years match the rhetoric of today? >> governor brown touched on health care. he called for a special session to address issues that need to be decided quickly so california can get president obama's affordable care act started by next january. eric? >> thank you very much. parents in east san jose neighborhood are watching their kids today after learning of the attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl last week. police hope this surveillance video of the incident will lead them to the man responsible. our reporter is live in east san jose with
ABC
Jan 25, 2013 11:00pm PST
are going to do. >> reporter: he is also a physical education teacher at that school in vaw vallejo. he was dismissed from that position as well. he tells me he is being used as a scapegoat in this situation. reporting live in petaluma, abc7 news. >> thank you, sergio. >>> developing news, doctors are treating a blood clot they say could have killed brian stoa. stowe was the giants fan who suffered brain damage after being beaten. he is now receiving injections to help dissolve the close in his thigh and pelvis. the family's website reports that doctors are surprised the clot wasn't fatal because of its size and severity. fundraisers for stowe continue. this one last night in redwood city. the giants' third base coach tim flannery's band is donating proceeds raised for stowe's family. >>> the district attorney announced that michael crabtree will not face sexual assault charges. the allegations stemmed from an encounter with a woman two weeks ago after the playoff win over green bay. the d.a. determined there was not enough evidence to prosecute crabtree. the super bowl-browned 49er
ABC
Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm PST
action on education reform and updating water delivery system. he's called for a special session on health care so california can get the affordable care act started. >> crews have started with a street. the iron pipe burst around 2:00 p.m. took workers an hour to shut down the system. some 14 homes were left without water service. >> no water, shower or coffee. i've got to go to school. >> i was working from home today. i had to get up, grab a shower and get out. >> crews had to tear the street open. >> still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00 efforts bring healthy foods to a san francisco neighborhood. that has hardly any markets. >> yes. there is the elliptigo. >> then, at 4:30 more legal troubles for lance armstrong. the group of people want to take the cyclist to court. >> and michael finney is taking your questions and will answer them here a little later. >> take a look at traffic now. afternoon commute, usual jam up on the skyway left to right heading to the lower deck of the bay bridge. it's better for folks heading towards the peninsula. stay with us, more still to come >>> an ef
ABC
Jan 22, 2013 5:00am PST
board of trustees will discuss the proposed education budget when they begin three days of meetings this morning. in long beach the trustees will talk about the budget request for $371 million and they will focus on the plan to allocate $10 million for online solutions to help students pass high demand courses. the board has tabled proposed fees that affect seniors who have heavy course loads and students who have to repeat courses. >> lake county sheriff deputies are looking for a man who kill a clerk in a store robbery. the 33-year-old was shot in the holdup at the gas mart and the sheriff deputies say surveillance video shows a hooded person walking in the paing lot at 10:45 prime minister on friday night and walking out 20 seconds later. two other employees were in the store. they were not hurt. stunned residents are offering $10,000 reward to find the killer. >> now the hostage crisis in north africa. we have an exclusive interview with the wife of one american who narrowly escaped death hiding from the terrorists for to days. it was four days of terror in the first videos reco
KOFY
Jan 20, 2013 9:00pm PST
. hamburger helper can help you back. and with box tops for education on every box, it helps you help your school. so you're doing good, just by making dinner. hamburger helper. available at walmart. i just finished a bowl of your light chicken pot pie soup and it was so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. >> ama: nasa scientists say they made a discovery on mars. they have found white veins packed with minerals at the bottom of a massive crater. they say it's evidence of an ancient stream bed during a wetter time. scientists can look at the minerals to help determine how the environment changed into current dusty landscape. >> facebook wants to expand menlo park headquarters but it can't make any changes until city officials agree. it's expected to be considered by the city council on tuesday. the report under current terms facebook would pay the city $1.5 million over the next ten years. company also would have to restrict the number of vehicles going in
KOFY
Jan 25, 2013 9:00pm PST
to step in. >> u.s. department of education announce today that every public school child in america will now have to, ever ever public school will include students with disability in the after school sports program. education reporter lee ann explains how this will change the playing field. >>reporter: about fancy foot work gained her a spot on the school soccer team. also plays for a club. so we were surprised when she showed us her prosthetic leg. >> this is the liner. and inside here it's just hollow. >>reporter: her school in berkeley encourages all students including those with disabilities to try out for any sport. >> they treat me like a regular kid. nothing different about me except for my leg. i can just deal with that. >>reporter: in some cases the school makes the proper accommodations. >> child hearing impaired we may need visual cue where there might be a buzz error gun or something else for a child that needs association that needs to be put into place. >>reporter: will lard already doing a lot of what the u.s. department of education will now require all schools to do
KOFY
Jan 26, 2013 12:00am PST
a safe environment and that's what we are going to do. >> reporter: he is also a physical education teacher at that school in vaw vallejo. he was dismissed from that position as well. he tells me he is being used as a scapegoat in this situation. reporting live in petaluma, abc7 news. >> thank you, sergio. >>> developing news, doctors are treating a blood clot they say could have killed brian stoa. stowe was the giants fan who suffered brain damage after being beaten. he is now receiving injections to help dissolve the close in his thigh and pelvis. the family's website reports that doctors are surprised the clot wasn't fatal because of its size and severity. fundraisers for stowe continue. this one last night in redwood city. the giants' third base coach tim flannery's band is donating proceeds raised for stowe's family. >>> the district attorney announced that michael crabtree will not face sexual assault charges. the allegations stemmed from an encounter with a woman two weeks ago after the playoff win over green bay. the d.a. determined there was not enough evidence to prosecute
KOFY
Jan 28, 2013 9:00pm PST
school education. >>> now to google and the company cafeteria. turns out they are as optimize as the company search engine. here's our news anchor. >> lunch time at the office in manhattan at google. the cafeteria is hyper analyzed and reengineered. which means loaded with nudge, nudge people to healthy choices. >> come right in the entrance over here what is nice you see the salad bar first. starving like me you go for the first thing you see. exactly. >>reporter: research shows people tend to pile up on the first thing they see. so the salad bar now occupies prime real estate. >> all the different color-coded signs here to let you know what is healthy and obviously everything in the salad bar is more or less pretty healthy. >>reporter: wasn't always this way. the healthy nudge began when google people started complaining they were packing on the pounds. >> some people may gain 15 pounds when they start working here. >> because the food is so grea great. >> hopefully yes. >>reporter: joe is the executive chef at google manhattan office. he says the unlimited food perk originally des
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